Public International Law (LL.M.)
Master's application and admission
Find out how to apply for Public International Law at Leiden University by following our step-by-step guide.
Step-by step guide
Public International Law is a specialisation of the Law LL.M. study programme. If you would like to apply to this programme please first select Law (CROHO code: 66084) in Studielink and then select the specialisation Public International Law.
This guide clearly explains the steps you need to take to apply, and the subsequent admission process.
- Step 1: Check the admission requirements
- Step 2: Check the application deadlines
- Step 3: Collect the required documents
- Step 4: Start your application
- Step 5: Pay your tuition fees
- Step 6: Prepare for your studies at Leiden University
We strongly recommend prospective students to apply for the September intake and not for the February intake. The programme is logically structured around a theoretical focus for the first semester, providing in-depth knowledge and understanding of key notions and theories of public international law, and a more practical focus for the second semester, which builds on the knowledge obtained during the first semester. We have experienced that students find it extremely hard to catch-up when they start the programme in the second semester, especially if they do not yet have a solid background in Public International Law.